Part of Socap 09 was the media micro conference, Embrace Disruption. In panel one of three, Kjerstin Erickson of FORGE, Laren Poole of Invisible Children, and Brent Schulkin of Carrotmob discuss “social media that moves people to action.” Moderated by Elana Rose, One Economy.
SOCAP09 Video: Social Innovation and the Obama Administration
In the opening plenary session at SOCAP 09, Vanessa Kirsch of New Profit Inc., Carla Javits of REDF, Andrew Wolk of Root Cause, and Sonal Shah, The Director of the Office of Social Innovation at the White House discuss “Social Innovation and the Obama Administration.” Moderated by Jeff Bradach, Bridgespan Group.
Part of SOCAP 09 was the media micro conference Embrace Disruption. In Panel two of three, Kim Spencer of LinkTV, Jurriann Kamp of Ode Magazine, and Nick Aster of Triple Pundit discuss “radical reportage and democratizing information.” Moderated by Laura Flanders, GRITtv.
Interviewing & ProfilingDiana Ayton-Shenker, Fast Forward Fund
The Fast Forward Fund drives crucial capital toward young, high-impact ventures carefully vetted by leading social entrepreneurship incubators and accelerators, which serve as Fast Forward Fund’s Pipeline Partners. These partners include organizations like The Clinton Global Initiative, Teach for America, the Acumen Fund, Echoing Green, and the Unreasonable Institute.
This non-profit enterprise is dedicated to developing market-based solutions, in the form of affordable technologies, to major environmental problems for traditionally overlooked customers. Tim Bauer of Envirofit talks about two technologies that have significantly reduced emissions and improved health.
Part of Socap 09 was the media micro conference, Embrace Disruption.
In the second plenary session at SOCAP 09, Mark Beckford of NComputing, Lucky Gunasekara of FrontlineSMS: Medic, Sally Madsen of IDEO, and Sangeeta Chowdhry of Acumen Fund discuss “three successful approaches to scaling impact.” Moderated by Kevin Jones, SOCAP 09 Convener.
Interviewing & ProfilingDennis Whittle, Global Giving
Launched in 2001 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., Global Giving, is an online marketplace for philanthropy where anyone can post an idea and get it funded. The organization, a registered non-profit entity, sustains itself financially with a 15% optional fee on donations made to projects placed on the site.
The full spectrum of the social capital market includes philanthropic capital. Join the Tactical Philanthropy track and explore the role of philanthropic capital in both for-profit and nonprofit social enterprises and markets. The sessions will help donors and investors bridge the illusionary gap between acts of philanthropy and market rate social impact investments.
As innovation in wireless technology evolves at a staggering speed, the question remains how to best apply and harness mobile for social enterprise, responsible business strategies and positive impact.
Funds focused on the vital, game changing but high risk seed stage startups are finally arriving. New online marketplaces, local and slow money exchanges and new ways of thinking about value are bringing the movement to the average investor. Take a deeper dive into new ways of moving money. Look at the the world of women investors and investments. Hear how energy financing is capturing an untapped opportunity by linking distributors, MFI’s and carbon markets.